The list features the 610 smartest schools in the U.S., based on each school’s average standardized test scores. “Research shows that both the SAT and ACT are good measures of general cognitive ability, since just about any mental test measures one’s ability to reason,” states the article.
Liberal arts colleges, national universities, and regional universities and colleges that reported test scores in the latest U.S. News ranking were analyzed. Out of the 1,338 schools taken into consideration, Business Insider ranked the top 610. Ursinus students had an average score of 1155, placing the college at 286.